Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Making the Sumo Dohyo

The Dohyo is the clay ring in which a sumo match takes place. It is a circle of rice-straw bales 4.55 meters in diameter, mounted on a square platform of clay 6.7m on a side, and 34 to 60 cm high. The surface is covered by sand. Here is how it is made:

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